Archive for July 2017

Always on Sunday: Two Italian mothers serve a luscious luncheon lesson

Our friends, Maria and Francesco, invited me to witness their mothers prepare my favorite local dish – patate, riso and cozze (mussels). Unlike cooking confabs one might hold with friends, this was a serious affair – no idle chitchat, no brunch-time beverages, just a seamless 2-hour culinary tango between Nicoletta and Marisa.

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How we became ‘famoso’

Image of Don and Pam being interviewed

Soon after my account of living in Monopoli, Italy, was published in The Wall Street Journal, a young woman leapt up from her café table to ask my husband: “Are you Don?”

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